White & Case Advises RRJ Capital on gategroup Buyout

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised RRJ Capital on the buyout acquisition of gategroup Holding AG from HNA Group.

Based in Singapore and Hong Kong, RRJ Capital is an investment firm which focuses on long term private equity investments. It manages approximately US$11 billion of funds, with portfolio companies in Asia, Australia, Europe and USA.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup Holding AG is the world's largest provider of airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in 60 countries/territories across all continents.

"We have represented RRJ Capital as lead and international counsel on this milestone transaction following our representation of RRJ Capital in its initial equity-linked investment in gategroup in 2018," said Beijing-based White & Case partner David Li, who led the Firm's deal team for both transactions. "This transaction demonstrates the strength of our global capabilities to advise on and execute time sensitive, complex cross-border leveraged buyout acquisitions."

Joanne Low, General Counsel at RRJ Capital, said: "Once again, White & Case delivered for us on one of our most important transactions. The level of professionalism, commercial awareness and efficiency was exemplary."

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner David Li (Beijing), with support from partners Anthony Vasey and Eugene Man (both Hong Kong), Rebecca Farrington and Farhad Jalinous (both Washington, DC), Mark Powell and Katarzyna Czapracka (both Brussels), Nicholas Greenacre (London), counsel Andrew Cohn (Hong Kong) and associates Rosanna Passmore, June Chun, Mengbi Xu and Christine Skrbic (all Beijing) and Charlotte Jabbari, Ned Simpson and Jennifer Hedges (all Hong Kong).

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